Friday, May 16, 2008

South Pacific in My Face But Outa My Hair!

When was the last time you heard "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair"? Well, it's come into my life three times this week! This is an old song by Rogers and Hammerstein from South Pacific (the movie) , released by Columbia in 1949. Showing my age even further for those who are still babes, Mary Martin was, of course, mother of Larry "JR" Hagman who was on "Dallas"--he also played Major Nelson in "I Dream of Jeanie". Fun, innocent days of tv and movies...when you really didn't mind having your child in front of the tv hearing and seeing.

Hearing that song so many times this week--once at my daughter's broadway review for her chorus class, then I was reminded of it again on a blog I read over at Sweet Pea's site, and then when I captured it on youtube to post on my site for this blog certainly caught my attention. It's a fun song...girls being girls, talking about "boys doing them wrong", but not done in a nasty way. (I recommend seeing it if you've never watched it...there are LOTS of classic songs in this movie, that you can actually understand the words as they're being sung, what a concept!)

Some of the lyrics are pretty redundant, but when you look at them in print, it makes a fun remedy for casting off evil that prowls around us each day wanting to devour us and our thoughts...but we can pray on Jesus' Name and He'll wash him right out and the evil one will "flee", that's Scriptual...

He's gonna wash that "devil" right outa my hair, send him on his way.
Don't try to patch it up. Tear it up, tear it up!
Wash him out, dry him out.
Push him out, fly him out.
Cancel him and let him go! Yeah, sister!
If you laugh at different comics,If you root for different teams,Waste no time, weep no more,Show him what the door is for.
Rub him out of the roll call, And drum him out of your dreams.
I'm gonna send him, send "the devil" on his way.
Ephesians 5:26-27
"...to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless."

3 comments:

SweetPea said...

How have I never been to your site? Anyway, thanks for that.

That's so funny you mention JR. I watched Dallas a little but I watched I Dream of Jeanie also. I didn't know until years later when both were gone that JR was in I Dream. That's for that reminder of the good ol' days. I love shows that remind me of my young days...(well I'm only 34)...
Family Ties, Give Me a Break, Facts of Life, Different Strokes. I LOVED those shows. I don't see them anymore but at least they still run Little House and Andy Griffin on TV Land.

I'll try to read some more of your posts later.
Paula

Robin Lambright said...

OHG, one of my all time favs.
I can see Bloody Mary right now.

Happy, Happy, Happy Happy talk,
Talk about things you'd like to do.
You got to have a dream,
If you don't have a dream
How you gonna have a dream come true?

And let’s not forget

Some enchanted evening
You may see a stranger,
you may see a stranger
Across a crowded room
And somehow you know,
You know even then
That somewhere you'll see her
Again and again.

I may just have to go in search of the movie in my dusty VCR collection.

Mezzo Forte said...

Oooo, I played Bloody Mary when I was a sophomore in college..."Yoo lik...yoo keep" However, I did substitute "you gravy sucking dawg" for the "other" word she used. I mean, I was attending a Church-a-mah-God college....love that musical too!